Hollywood icon Burt Reynolds is being treated in a Florida hospital intensive care unit after contracting a severe case of the flu. TMZ reported on Friday, Jan. 25 that the 76-year-old "Smokey and the Bandit" star had been battling the nasty stomach bug that has been going around for the past several days.
But as Reynolds' symptoms seem to get the best of him the actor was eventually admitted to the hospital where he is being treated for severe dehydration.
Reynolds' spokesperson stated that Burt's doctors are optimistic that the actor will make a full recovery.
Reynolds is best known as an American actor, director and voice artist. Some of his notable roles include Bo 'Bandit' Darville in Smokey and the Bandit, Bobby "Gator" McCluskey in White Lightning and sequel Gator, Charlie B. Barkin in All Dogs Go To Heaven, Paul Crewe in The Longest Yard and Jack Horner in Boogie Nights.
Burt Reynolds' latest projects were in 2012 where he played, using his voice on "Archer", and "Teleporting Fat